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Open Poetry

Conversation with
Lester Graves Lennon


Rattle #50

Rattle #50 is entirely open issue, and once again the poets sing as they explore the complexities of contemporary life from every angle. Atheists pray, particles entangle, and hummingbirds philosophize drunkenly. Issue #50 is a kind of anniversary, and we celebrate with our best collection of poetry yet.

The winter issue also features the 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize winner, Tiana Clark’s $10,000 poem “Equilibrium,” along with the ten finalists. And as always, subscribers may vote for the runner up.

In the conversations section, Alan Fox discusses poetry and life with investment banker, poet, and creator of the Lennon lyric, Lester Graves Lennon.

Ships December 1st!



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Open Poetry

D.M. Aderibigbe The Origin of Kindness
Rachael Briggs A Total Non-Apology
Michael Brosnan Cocktail Hour
Christopher Buckley The Theory of Everything …
Thomas Carrigan The Orb Weaver
Paul Cummins Show Up
Richard Donnelly New Country
The Movies
Doris Ferleger Sometimes
Dennis Finnell The Kneeling Man
Glenn Freeman Internet Word of the Day…
Dan Gerber Summers with Martha
Maria Mazziotti Gillan “It’s Been a Week …
Pat Hanahoe-Dosch Surrender
Kimberly G. Jackson Entanglement
Amaris Feland Ketcham Rufous Hummingbird
Lynne Knight The Twenty-Year Workshop
Lester Graves Lennon Fantasy Football
Jeffrey McRae Cognitive Dissonance
Amy Newell Todestrieb
Rolli Oh Queen We Rose So Only
Hurry, Murderer
There Is Not Cotton Soft
Rachel Rose The Prayer
Ed Shacklee So We Beat Them
Saint James Harris Wood Donts and Dews
Jeff Worley How to Read Billy Collins

Poetry Prize Winner

Tiana Clark Equilibrium


Christopher Citro Our Beautiful Life …
Rhina P. Espaillat Work in Progress
Jennifer Givhan The Glance
Valentina Gnup Morning at the Welfare Office
Red Hawk Old Age Requires …
David Kirby More Than This
Travis Mossotti Yesterday
Cherise A. Pollard Sugar Babe
Melissa King Rogers Deus ex Machina
Patricia Smith Elegy


Lester Graves Lennon

Cover Art

Uriél Dana & Gage Taylor